by Marguerite Cook
850 Years Celebration
In the presence of kings, O Lord, I will declare your will, for your commands have been my delight (Psalm 119, 46-47)
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was born in London in the year 1118. Thomas was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29, 1170 by four knights after coming into conflict with King Henry II. Thomas and King Henry had been friends, and Thomas had been Chancellor of England before becoming head of the English church.